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Disney: Reports of Fairy Tales’ Demise Greatly Exaggerated

An article headlined “Disney Animation is closing the book on fairy tales” that appeared on the front page of Sunday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times caused quite ... Continue Reading →
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Fox to Debut ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Midseason Schedule Jan. 9

Fox has announced its mid-season lineup, including launch dates for its new animated series Bob’s Burgers and time slot changes for its Sunday-night Animation Domination block. According ... Continue Reading →
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Nick, Disney XD Cook Up Thanksgiving Toons

Nickelodeon and Disney XD are giving animation fans extra reasons to give thanks this holiday season. Disney XD is serving up a new episode of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil featuring ... Continue Reading →
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ABC Family to Air ‘The Gruffalo’ Dec. 9

ABC Family is set to broadcast the U.S. premiere of the award-winning half-hour animated film The Gruffalo on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The film, based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman Beyond,’ ‘Animal Tails’ Come to Home Video

In a light week for new animated home video releases comes Batman Beyond to the rescue. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Warner Bros., $99.98) collects all 52 episodes of the series, ... Continue Reading →
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Hair Apparent: The Scoop on Tangled

After several years of revisions and reboots, Disney serves up Tangled, a thoroughly modern, seamlessly animated version of Rapunzel with memorable characters, inspired songs and surprisingly ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Peter Chung

Animated People: Peter Chung Director, Cartoon Network’s Firebreather This Wednesday (Nov. 24), Cartoon Network will debut its first CG-animated movie,  Firebreather, which is directed ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination’s ‘Hop’ Gets a Teaser Poster

Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming CG/live-action hybrid feature Hop has gotten a teaser poster. Take a look: The film is directed by Tim Hill and produced by Chris Meledandri. ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Buys ShadowMachine Shorts Series

Robot Chicken producers ShadowMachine have sold the pilot for a series that would feature original animated comedy shorts to Comedy Central, reports Deadline.com. The site reports that ... Continue Reading →
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‘Deathly Hallows’ Scores ‘Potter’ Series Best Opening at $125M

The penultimate chapter in the Harry Potter saga set a series record at the box office its opening weekend, taking in an estimate $125 million. Even the domestic haul of Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harry Potter’ Looks to Cast a Pre-Holiday Spell

It’s a big day for both wizards and muggles as the holiday movie season kicks into high gear with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. The film features ... Continue Reading →
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Asylum VFX Closes Shop

Asylum Visual Effects in Santa Monica has shut its doors and let go its staff, according to fxguide.com The studio had contributed visual effects to such films as The Sorcerer’s ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Buys In-Three

Digital Domain has reached a deal to acquire 3D conversion specialist studio In-Three. In-Three is the developer of a process called Dimensionalization that converts 2D movies into ... Continue Reading →
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First Look: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Poster

Disney has released a teaser poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, due in theaters May 20. The fourth film in the popular series will be the first in stereoscopic ... Continue Reading →
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Oz Series ‘Dukes of Broxstonia’ Gets Second Season

The Australian-produced short-form animated series Dukes of Broxstonia has been given the go-ahead for a second season. Sticky Pictures is producing the series, which follows teenage ... Continue Reading →
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Babelgum Premieres New ‘Pearls Before Swine,’ ‘Cat, Dog, Stoop’ Toons

Babelgum has teamed up with Ringtales to exclusively premiere new animated versions of the comic strips Pearls Before Swine and Cat, Dog, Stoop. If you’re one of those folks who ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Qualifier ‘Dreams of Jinsha’ Opens Dec. 3

No sooner was it announced as one of the 15 films eligible for this year’s animated Oscar race than a qualifying run for the Chinese film The Dreams of Jinsha was set to begin ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz Opens Production Arm in Montreal

India-based Toonz Animation will team up with Montreal-based Mediabiz to open a production facility in Canada. The venture, dubbed Toonz Entertainment Global Canada, will go to work ... Continue Reading →
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Nolan Earns VES Visionary Award

Christopher Nolan, director of Inception and The Dark Knight, will receive the first Visionary Award from the Visual Effects Society. The award recognizes a filmmaker who has “uniquely ... Continue Reading →
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WGA Animation Writers Honor Simpsons’ Scully

Mike Scully, a veteran  TV writer who has worked on The Simpsons since 1993, receives tonight the 13th annual Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement from the WGA West Animation ... Continue Reading →